Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give and a seminal voice of the Black Lives Matter Movement, joined us for a virtual event –– over a thousand educators, students, and more tuned in live for our groundbreaking discussion. Check it out here if you missed out.

About the Event

We recently hosted Angie Thomas, the groundbreaking author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up. Our Zoom conversation with Angie took us in many directions –– but we discussed The Hate U Give, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and on the activist power of literature. We heard Angie’s take on the current unrest, and her thoughts on moving forward. And most importantly, Angie shared her advice for young authors –– and how they can change the world with their writing. 

About the Author

Angie Thomas was born, raised, and still lives in Jackson, Mississippi, as indicated by her accent. A former teen rapper, she holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University. Her award-winning, acclaimed debut novel, The Hate U Give, is a #1 New York Times bestseller and major motion picture from Fox 2000, starring Amandla Stenberg and directed by George Tillman, Jr. Her second novel, On the Come Up, is on sale now.